On Tuesday, Fox News hosts weighed in on the criminal charges brought against former president Donald Trump. The hosts expressed strong skepticism of the case against Trump and called it “unconstitutional and farcical” and “the boldest election interference ever attempted in this country’s history.”
Co-host of the afternoon show The Five, Jeanine Pirro, a former judge and prosecutor, said that the arrest was “disgusting, turning the US into a third-world country”. Similarly, Jesse Watters claimed that the criminal case “put Donald Trump’s life in danger” due to his publicized court appearances.
However, not all opinion was in support of Trump. While conservative media expressed skepticism of the charges, CNN analyst Carrie Cordero described the case as “underwhelming”. She noted that there “wasn’t an incredible new set of facts” and that what was revealed was “the facts of this case as they have existed for almost seven years”.
Trump addressed his case from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, which was aired on both Fox News and CNN but cut short on the latter. Meanwhile, the broadcast networks stayed with their regular entertainment programming, such as NBC’s Night Court.
MSNBC and Fox News hosts, such as Rachel Maddow, warned viewers that airing Trump’s baseless claims could harm the network’s reputation. Maddow’s message was clear, “We’re not taking it”.
The company mentioned in the article is Fox News, an American broadcast and cable news channel owned by Fox Corporation. It features news, opinion and events from a conservative perspective, making it one of the most watched news networks in the US.
The person mentioned in the article is Alvin L. Bragg, an American lawyer who is currently serving as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Bragg is best known for bringing a criminal complaint against former president Donald Trump in 2021 on charges of violating the New York state charity law.